The streets of the city centre are largely pedestrian friendly and you can enjoy the many street acts that both entertain and delight. As you will discover, Galway offers a dizzying array of activities to enjoy and there are so many ways to see all that Galway has to offer.
Galway & The Wild Atlantic Way
Relax or take a dip on the beaches of Salthill or take a trip further West the landscape of the Connemara Gaeltacht lies in wait with much beautiful Galway scenery to enjoy and it is the region where you will find the Irish “Gaelic” Language. Set in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey has been the home of Benedictine Nuns since 1920. One of Ireland’s finest architectural gems, this Neo-Gothic Castle and a restored Victorian Walled Garden set in tranquil and beautiful surroundings.
If you have time to explore the western coast then the Wild Atlantic Way is a strong recommendation as it gives a route to follow and by doing so you will get to uncover special scenery along the way.
The Connacht Rugby team is one of the four professional rugby teams in Ireland. Galway is proud to be the location of the Galway Sports ground, which is home to the Connacht Rugby team. Connacht Rugby plays a large role in the sports community in Galway, with matches regularly being played throughout the year. With it being just a 15-minute walk from the hotel, the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is ideally located.
Golfers are spoiled for choice with an array of world class parkland courses and links for those willing to take a trip further on from the city. Take a ferry to another world and leave the mainland behind by visiting the Aran Islands. Walk, hire a bike, meet a four legged friend and take a trip around the islands to see historical features and enjoy a break from the latest technology by learning to relax old style. The islands are truly in a world of their own.
Galway hosts a large number of soccer games with the city having its very own team Galway United. The team can be seen playing at the Eamonn Deacy Park, which is located less than 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The games always create a great atmosphere around the city and county. You can purchase tickets online or from the ticket booths outside of Eamonn Deacy Park at all home matches.
Fishing & Seaside Attractions
A famous place for fishing here you can enjoy coarse fishing, river angling, and sea angling – all available locally. Galway’s boating culture is one to watch, admire the striking Galway Hookers from the harbour or enjoy a cruise on the Corrib if you get a chance. For a deep sea experience, you can visit Galway Atlantaquaria, the national aquarium, presents a comprehensive view of the world of water, imaginatively recreating natural habitats from the seabed to local rivers and lakes.
Irish Culture & Festivals
For the very best in Irish culture be sure to check out what’s playing at Galway’s vibrant theatres. Here you will find Ireland’s only Irish language theatre Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe as well as the world renowned Druid and Town Hall Theatre.
Galway is a hive of activity throughout the year and there is always something going on with multiple festivals attracting both visitors and locals alike for fun and frolics. From sports to music, theatre to food, there is something for every interest. Our calendar of events will keep you up to date on the latest events and festivals.